Read Alouds 2012
These are the books I've read to the kids the year Jack is 8 and Jane is 5. Books marked with * are books we either own or that are on my ever-lengthening list…
Kimberlee Conway Ireton
Strand Book Store
HATTIE AND THE WILD WAVES by Barbara Cooney. Little Hattie, who loves to paint, grows up in Brooklyn a daughter of privilege. Her sister marries, her brother goes to work in the family business, and Hattie draws and paints until one day, she discovers the courage to do what she longs to do.
MY NAME IS ELIZABETH by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Matthew Forsythe. I can relate to Elizabeth who finds it frustrating that people are always shortening her name. (I once told an uncle I'd rather be called Booger than Kimmie.) Delightful orange-and-blue-toned retro illustrations capture Elizabeth's spunk.